Saracens Kit for Premiership Final will Benefit fans with Colour Vision Deficiencies - Ruck

Saracens Kit for Premiership Final will Benefit fans with Colour Vision Deficiencies

Saracens have confirmed that they will be wearing their alternate/away kit for the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership Final, as the bright colour-scheme will not clash with Sale Sharks dark, one-coloured blue strip.

Saracens will be wearing their predominantly white kit for the showdown at Twickenham Stadium on the 27th of May, with the news confirmed in a recent club statement on social media.

Saracens home kit is their famous black shirt and shorts, which would negatively impact the viewership of fans with colour vision deficiencies, as the Sharks’ kits are either dark blue or dark red.

Kathryn Albany-Ward, CEO of Colour Blind Awareness, said on the Saracens club website: “We are delighted that Premiership Rugby and the clubs have taken positive steps to avoid kit clash situations for colour blind fans and players.

“Bearing in mind the significant number of colour blind people (one in 12 men and one in 200 women) who watch and play rugby, it is important that the accessibility needs of these groups are recognised to enable all fans of the sport to have a positive viewing experience that isn’t limited by avoidable colour clashes.”

Ollie Lewis, Head of Broadcast at Premiership Rugby, added: “Premiership Rugby are determined to lead the way in an important but often overlooked area relating to colour blindness of sports fans. Our clubs have been overwhelmingly supportive of our ambition to eliminate kit clashes with a collective desire to increase inclusivity of our sport to all audiences.

General view of the Gallagher Premiership Trophy ahead of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs at The Stoop, Twickenham on 20 Nov. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Gallagher.

“There is no better example than the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final, English rugby’s showpiece event, to highlight the importance of this issue and we look forward to continuing to work with Colour Blind Awareness to ensure that we continue to make our league as inclusive and accessible as it can be.”